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Concordia College's September Community Events to Bring Literature, Film, Art, and Music to the Community PDF Print Email


By Rebecca Portnoy, Communications Associate, Concordia College

Sep. 5, 2018: Concordia College’s full slate of community events offers something for everyone this fall, including the opportunity to explore the college’s 2018-19 Borders and Boundaries theme. All events listed here are open to the public and free of charge.  

Film and Music: Film about Revolution through Song on September 6. The Sluberski Film Series opens its season on September 6 at 7:00 pm in the Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts with The Singing Revolution. The film details the uplifting story of how Estonia’s strategically non-violent revolution was accomplished through song. After the screening, Concordia professor of history Kathryn Galchutt will interview Mari-Ann Kelam, a former member of the Estonian Parliament, who appears in the film.
Art:  OSilas Gallery Exhibition about Human Rights Opening September 13. Kicking off with an opening reception on September 13, OSilas Gallery will mount a major photography exhibition in collaboration with the European Press Agency and the United Nations Human Rights Office: Our Rights, Our Freedoms, Always: Celebrating Human Rights Through the Camera Lens.
Literature: Author John Leland on September 17. Concordia’s long-running Books & Coffee series gives literature lovers the chance to meet the authors of bestselling books they’re reading now. On September 17 at 7:00 pm in the Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts, John Leland will discuss his insightful book Happiness is a Choice You Make.
Literature and Music: Edgar Allen Poe Impersonator and Music Performed by Concordia Conservatory Faculty on September 27. On September 27 at 7:00 pm in the Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts, Concordia debuts a new series, Living Legends, a partnership with the Eastchester Historical Society. The series’ inaugural event welcomes Edgar Allan Poe (embodied by a historical interpreter) to read from his work, accompanied by period music from Concordia Conservatory faculty.
Find the full schedule of events, with times and locations, at

Pictured here: Flyer for the film The Singing Revolution.

Photo courtesy Concordia College

Photo by A. Warner

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The Fine Arts Gallery is a beautiful gallery in the heart of our village. It sells original art and specializes in local artists from Bronxville past and present. It provides high end custom framing, art consulting, restoration and appraisals. Appointments are available upon request. It also sells the Historical Conservancy Journals which include a history of the village as well as the artists who have lived here and are presenting living here ($20/copy).

99 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

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171 White Plains Road
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The Bronxville Public Library traces its origins back to 1875, when it was a small lending library housed in a room attached to the “Bronxville Model School.” The Library was officially chartered in 1906 and moved into the Village Hall Building. The needs of the library grew with the town and, in 1942, a new standalone building was erected, which is where the Library is today. Over the years, the Library was renovated and expanded to meet the needs of the community.

The Library has wonderful resources for adults and children and offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. The Library also houses a fine art collection, consisting principally of Bronxville painters and sculptors.

The Library offers special events, art exhibitions, and programs for adults, young adults and children.  All events are open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.

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201 Pondfield Road (Midland Avenue & Pondfield Road)

Womrath Bookshop

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Concordia Conservatory

Concordia Conservatory, a preeminent center for music education in Westchester County, is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Concordia Conservatory, a community outreach division of Concordia College, offers top quality music programs for early childhood, youth, adults and seniors. The Conservatory's vision is to enrich the lives of the people in our community through music.

Executive Director: Kathleen Suss

Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art

Concordia College-New York

Phone: 914-395-4507

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